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Saving for College? We Want to Help!

College costs are higher than ever. We’re doing our part to help local families save money.

Our 2024 Wisdom For Wisdom program seeks to help students save for college by providing free wisdom teeth removal procedures. In addition to providing the procedure at no cost, we will also treat the recipients with EXPAREL®, a non-opioid, long-lasting treatment that will ensure a healthy recovery after the procedure.

This year we selected two San Diego residents to be our Wisdom For Wisdom recipients: Adam Rosal and Michael Barvinchak.

In his application, Adam Rosal, a student at San Diego City College, wrote that this program would offer more than financial relief—it would offer a lifeline. Because he endures daily pain caused by horizontally impacted wisdom teeth and cavities, his quality of life suffers. Without dental insurance, he is unable to afford the procedure independently. Wisdom for Wisdom allows him to redirect funds toward tuition, textbooks, lab equipment, class materials, and a laptop for online classes, allowing him to prioritize his academic future.

As a soon-to-be Mira Costa Community College graduate, Michael Barvinchak sees the 2024 Wisdom for Wisdom program as a chance to pursue his education at San Diego State University next year, as it will significantly alleviate financial strain. Since he was 18, Michael has balanced being a full-time student with work and funding his own education. Large expenses loom on the horizon as he plans to transfer to SDSU. The Wisdom for Wisdom program covers his wisdom teeth removal procedure, easing financial stress, allowing him to focus on college, and continuing to a successful future.

The Wisdom for Wisdom program empowers individuals like Adam and Michael to pursue their educational aspirations without the burden of dental expenses.

To follow Adam and Michael’s story and procedure, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We wish every student the best as they pursue their academic endeavors.

Learn more about wisdom teeth removal.

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Just the facts...

  • Wisdom teeth are the only teeth that don’t form before birth.
  • 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed at some point.
  • Wisdom teeth are the last of the 32 adult permanent teeth to develop and erupt.
  • Wisdom teeth that are impacted (they cannot erupt completely) can cause problems in your mouth and sinus.
  • Wisdom teeth often appear between the ages of 17 and 25.